I pushed hard to get those manuscripts ready!
I handled this wrinkle with amazing peace, a God-is-in-charge attitude. The manuscript retrieval team seemed utterly shocked that I wasn't upset. I simply knew that this entire trip was so intensely God-ordained that, without question, I could trust His plans for my writing and all that was to transpire there.
The next day (I think?) I was scheduled for a professional photo session for a headshot that would be appropriate for a book jacket.
I was exhausted! I left the workshop in the hour before photos because I nearly feel asleep in class and had to go back to my room and lay down.
I set an alarm for 20 minutes and got up again to deep, black under eye circles, uncooperative hair, clothing issues, and worst of all, only one earring in the set I had specifically packed to wear in pictures!
That lost earring was nearly my undoing!
Loose two manuscripts that I've pour my heart and hours of prayer and labor into, totally change my career-oriented plans and I'm fine. Misplace an earring and I think the world has come to the end!
Can anyone say sleep deprivation? Strokie emotional liability? Irrationality?
I haven't seen my pictures yet and don't expect to be too excited with them once I do. I just was really funny to me later to realize a game-changer loss, I met with confident calmness, while a minor inconvenience nearly broke me!
Humans are complicated creatures! Stroked humans are beyond figuring out, even by ourselves sometimes.